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1mass noun The competence or skill expected of a professional.‘the key to quality and efficiency is professionalism’
expertise, skilfulness, expertness, adeptness, adroitness, deftness, dexterity, ability, prowess, mastery, competence, competency, capability, efficiency, aptitude, artistry, art, finesse, flair, virtuosity, experience, talent, cleverness, smartness, ingenuity, versatility, knack, readiness, handinessView synonyms
- ‘Keeping their patience is also part of the professionalism of police officers.’
- ‘In all those times I have never had reason to complain about the professionalism and attitude of the staff.’
- ‘The look of your sign and posters reflects the professionalism of your business.’
- ‘I pay unreserved tribute to the professionalism and dedication of our brave servicemen and women.’
- ‘I was very impressed with the programmes that it ran, and with the professionalism of those involved.’
- ‘The program surprised with the quality of its stories and the professionalism of the production.’
- ‘This is definitely a production worth seeing, not least due to the professionalism with which it is executed.’
- ‘He says plenty of people want to run down the professionalism and achievements of English teachers and pupils.’
- ‘It did so through innovative management and the professionalism of staff.’
- ‘I think to question the professionalism of any player is a big thing.’
- ‘His personality, his professionalism and attitude gave Swedish players a good reputation here.’
- ‘I wanted to rant about the professionalism of its players and their evident love for the game.’
2The practising of an activity, especially a sport, by professional rather than amateur players.‘the trend towards professionalism’
skill, practical knowledge, practiceView synonyms
- ‘Once professionalism started and the top players left the club the numbers participating and watching dropped.’
- ‘And closer to home again, indeed, at home, the era of professionalism in sport is upon us.’
- ‘In these heady days of professionalism, enjoying your sport and respecting your opposition are all too rare.’
- ‘Where professionalism is all about opportunities for some players, for others it's all about problems.’
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